In the interest of saving Halloween, here are several ideas for contactless trick or treating!
11 Contactless Halloween Trick or Treat Ideas
Halloween is a mere two weeks away. Let’s get real, 2020 has been hard enough on the kids. Cancelling Halloween would be the biggest disappointment for our little ones. With that in mind, I’ve been scouring the web and my brain for some excellent contactless Halloween Trick or Treat Ideas. Here they are in no particular order.
Ship Your Candy:
This Ohio Dad Saves Halloween with a Shipping Tube and Spray Paint!
Spooky Candy Chute:
Wicked Makers breaks out the spooky decor and a plumbing pipe for this Skeletal Candy Chute.
A Twist on a Scavenger Hunt: The Candy Graveyard
With a few props and pre-packaged candy, you too can create this fun Halloween Candy Graveyard.
Table Halloween…Definitely Not!
Many of our neighbors are planning on leaving pre-packed treat bags on a table by their door. Craft Box Girls, upcycled this sofa table with a little spray paint to create a Halloween Decorated Treat Table.
Easy Driveway Trick or Treat Table
If DIY isn’t your thing, you can take the easy path and gather a few supplies to create this driveway trick or treat table in no time.
The Giving Tree
If you have a tree in your yard with low branches, you can attach treat bags to the branches. Or cut a branch and add a few treat bags like The Craft Train did.
Hang Up Halloween
Let’s not hang up the idea of trick or treating altogether. Take a note from Little Sooti’s birthday favor idea and hang those treat bags out for the children to grab and go. You can attach them to the door, or on a clothesline between your porch posts. Get creative!
Hershey comes to the rescue with this fun DIY Door Decor idea for a contactless treat dispenser.
If you don’t feel comfortable letting your kids trick or treat this year, I’ve got an idea for you! A Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff. Or you can adapt this idea to your front yard for trick or treaters. Simply give one clue to each kid to find their treats.
Is There Junk in Your Trunk
Trunk or Treat parties have been around for decades, but this year you can park it in your own driveway and open the trunk to your trick or treaters.
Buckets of Fun:
If you have a two-story window over the front door, you could create a simple bucket and pulley system to deliver treats to the children. Keep the rope in your hands to keep it contactless for the kids. You might also consider wiping the bucket between trick-or-treaters. Don’t have a pulley? No problem, you can simply run a clothesline from the window to a stationary post (light post or fence post) and then loop the bucket handle over the line. Send it down to the trick or treaters (just be sure to attach a second line to the bucket handle so you can pull it back up).
How about you? Do you have any idea for a safer contactless Halloween? I’d love to hear them. In the meantime, pin this image and share this post with your friends so the kids can enjoy Halloween even during a pandemic.